SUKKUR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday produced detained Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah before an accountability court in Sukkur in assets beyond means case.
During the hearing, the Bureau filed a plea to launch a corruption inquiry against the accused. It also submitted a questionnaire which will be handed over to the former National Assembly opposition leader.
A joint investigation team (JIT), headed by Bureau’s Multan DG Attiqur Rehman, has been formed on the directives of NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal to probe Shah.
NAB arrested Shah in September last year in a case regarding his alleged assets beyond means.
Multiple corruption cases against Shah are under investigation with NAB. In 2012, an accountability court had directed NAB to file a reference against him on a complaint pertaining to the alleged accumulation of illegitimate assets.
In 2013, NAB had reopened two corruption cases against Shah under the directives of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
In July last year, the NAB chairman had approved nine inquiries against different personalities, including Shah.